Prototype microneedle patch under study by the CDC is well received by early testers. Imagine picking up a flu vaccine at the pharmacy and administering it in the comfort of your home.
Vaccines; crowdsourcing apps to report your symptoms; calling a doc instead of going to the hospital.... Individuals benefit, yes, but the masses even more so.
It's that time of year when you'll go to any length to avoid germs. Keep the flu and other seasonal illnesses at bay by consulting your smartphone first for any local outbreaks. In this Tech Minute, CNET's Kara Tsuboi reports on apps and sites that track the flu.
Researchers find that those who received five text messages every week about the importance of flu shots were 30 percent more likely to get one than those who only received phone calls.
Google's annual Flu Trends metric was wildly off last year. But scientists were able to leverage the company's data to design a far more successful system.
Scientists develop an influenza vaccine delivered by a microneedle patch that patients could easily and painlessly self-administer.
Track the germy spread of influenza with a social-media map of tweets and videos complaining of symptoms and outbreaks.
A novel device out of Brown University could lead to the widespread, real-time tracking of influenza.
The overall flu vaccination rate remains low, but researchers say reminders by text will soon become the norm.
Researchers miniaturize a more expensive diagnostic test into a single-use microfluidic chip roughly the size of a miscroscope slide.